We saw the new movie Secretariat last night. I thought the casting was perfect. It was nice to see Fred Thompson. I just like him and I’ve never seen him in anything I didn’t like. John Mankovich was perfect as a somewhat quirky horse trainer and Diane Lane was gorgeous as a strong woman in the early 70’s. When there was a close-up of Diane nuzzling the horse playing Secretariat, I leaned over to Hubby and commented, “It’s hard to say whose the prettiest, isn’t it.” This was one of those movies where every actor seemed believable in their character.
As great as the actors were, I felt that the real stars of the movie were the photography and the horses, specifically the photography of the horses. It was just a beautiful movie. And even though you pretty much know how it turns out, it never lost my interest. And one last plus — I really liked the music that was used.
I definitely recommend this movie. If you go to see it, be sure to stay through the credits so that you can see pictures of the actual people and read a little update on each of them.